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    Do the spark plugs need to be gapped or will they be okay as they come? I’ve spoke to someone who said they’re fine just going in just wanted to double check


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    Yeah straight in mate. No need to gap modern plugs.

    There'll be 1 or 2 who'll spout otherwise though.
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    Okay awesome stuff, coil pack went up it, cars now I’m limp mode with eml on, so changing plugs and pack tomorrow, thing sounds like it’s misfiring something rotten!


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    Quote Originally Posted by w20adm View Post
    Yeah straight in mate. No need to gap modern plugs.

    There'll be 1 or 2 who'll spout otherwise though.
    LOL.

    Funny how those "1 or 2" actually include NGK themselves!

    https://www.ngk.com/learning-center/...i-gap-my-plugs

    "Technically" they should be fine but there no accounting for how they've been handled prior to you getting them..i.e dropped/bashed etc so you should gap them/check the gap.

    How much does a feel gauge cost? At worst 5 quid. How long does it take? A few seconds per plug.

    Not checking the gap is just laziness...it's on a similar level to fitting a new headlight bulb then not checking it actually works until you need it.

    "Theres no reason not to".
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    The op asked if they need to be gapped. They come gapped correctly when they're properly handled.
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    But point is you never know if they have...
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    If he'd asked me if they need checking I may have had a different response ....
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    Well I’m getting them from euro car parts so go knows how they’ve been handled, what difference would it make to the way the engine runs if they haven’t been gapped?


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    Could make the car down on power, could make it misfire etc.

    But hold on Eurocarparts?

    AFAIK they don't (or didn't) do NGK ones for the Corsa...you don't want to be using another brand as can sometimes cause issues.

    Buy GM or NGK ones....you can get the NGK ones off ebay for around 25 quid for the set, unless you are in a hurry and desperate.
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